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Investigation launched into CHP deputy for calling July 15 ‘theater’

The Antalya Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Mustafa Akaydın, who called a July...

Interior Ministry: 151 detained in one week due to social media posts

The Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday that 151 people have been detained over the past week on charges of disseminating propaganda on social...

Interior Ministry: 49 detained in one week due to social media posts

The Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday that 49 people have been detained over the past week on charges of disseminating propaganda on social...

Arrest warrant issued for football star Şükür for insulting Erdoğan

An arrest warrant has been issued for renowned Turkish international soccer player Hakan Şükür for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his son...

Two Evrensel journalists given suspended sentences over Article 301

The Evrensel daily's managing editor Çağrı Sarı and former license owner Arif Koşar have been given suspended five-month sentences on charges related to Article...

Rubin: I will not sacrifice my freedom of expression for Erdoğan’s ego

Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and a former Pentagon official, on Friday tweeted and published a rebuttal to...

Court arrests Aydınlık Editor-in-Chief Yücel

İlker Yücel, editor-in-chief of the Aydınlık daily, which is affiliated with the ultranationalist Homeland Party (VP) of Doğu Perinçek, was arrested by a court...

Fashion designer receives suspended sentence due to Twitter message

Fashion designer Barbaros Şansal has been handed down a suspended prison sentence of six months, 20 days due to a Twitter message he posted...

Visually impaired journalist given suspended sentence for praising Gülen

An Adana court on Thursday handed down a suspended sentence to visually impaired journalist Cüneyt Arat for praising Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen and...

Student given house arrest for ‘insulting’ President Erdoğan on Twitter

A university student has been sentenced to house arrest for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by retweeting a tweet.According to senfika.org, Kardelen Aritman...

Turkish court rules no insult as long as Erdoğan is rooster

A social media user who was convicted on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a photograph was subsequently acquitted after an appeals...

Diyarbakır teacher sentenced to one year for ‘praising terrorism’ during talk show

Turkish teacher Ayşe Çelik has been given a prison sentence of one year, three months for “praising terrorism and a terrorist organization” in comments...

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